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Mixed Debut for Meredith Vieira’s Daytime Talk Show

Sep 10, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Meredith Vieira’s daytime talk show debuted with mixed results, with the syndicated program lifting the time period’s ratings by 41 percent from a year ago, but falling short of other high-profile talk-show debuts, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

“The Meredith Vieira Show” debuted short of the ratings seen for Queen Latifah’s debut in 2013 and Katie Couric’s in 2012, the story reports. Vieira’s show opened with a 0.6 rating in the key demographic of women 25-54, compared with a 0.9 for Latifah’s program and a 1.6 rating for Couric.

Among households, Vieira’s show was more competitive, earning a 1.7 rating and a 5 share, in line with Latifah’s debut, but still below Couric’s 2.8-rated debut, the story adds.

“For year-to-year time slot growth, Vieira’s 41 percent boost marked a best for the syndicated landscape since ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ lifted his real estate by 50 percent in 2012. The show also won its time period in five of the top 20 markets: Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Miami and Sacramento,” the piece adds.

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6 Comments

  1. The show sucks big time. I have always been a Meredith fan but now can see that she really needs a small role in anything she does. WHO cares to hear about her all the time? Not me–and I certainly did not enjoy all the family stuff–it was way too boring and self absorbed. She needs to go back to game show hosting. This show is actually worse than Kris Jenner–and I did not think anything could be that bad. GET HER OFF THE AIR

  2. I totally agree with Cheryl! This show sucks big time. Plus I hate the fact that she is always talking about sex or something sexual every chance she gets! And right, who wants to hear about her all the time. She is just plain weird how she acts and talks. I stopped watching and so have many of my friends. Get something better on that we’d like to watch

  3. Why is The Meredith Vieira Show still on the air? This show is awfully formatted and way to much sex talk for a daytime show. All Meredith is doing is trying to compete with Today Show, cause she is probably sad the Today Show is a much better show (especially without Meredith Vieira on it). Please, please, please cancel Meredith Vieira Show.

  4. This show is so bad and I keep waiting for it to be cancelled. She has too many weird awkward games that her guest are forced to play and it makes watching even more painfull. I heard she forced NBC to agree to a two year contract. This show needs to be put down ASAP!! Give me an extra hour of Ellen instead

  5. This is the worst show on television. TIME TO CANCEL AND PUT SOMETHING ELSE ON. PLEASE. This show is horrible.

  6. Take her off . She looks a mess all the time. Show is not good

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